School District No. 35 (Langley)
Manager – Capital and Financial Planning (Exempt)
Full-time, Continuing Position
School District No. 35 (Langley) is seeking a Manager – Capital and Financial Planning (Exempt position, full-time, continuing).
Reporting to the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, the Manager – Capital and Financial Planning is responsible for budgets, financial plans and providing leadership in the development, monitoring, analysis, and assessment of the performance of the District’s operations relative to the annual plan. Key areas for leadership and active involvement and accountability include multi-year forecasting; developing and recommending principles, processes, and guidelines for budget preparation; operations and capital planning; funding standards and models; coordination of new initiatives; process redesign; and providing financial planning expertise to school administrators and central managers. The incumbent is responsible for the compilation, review and analysis of budgets and proposed initiatives, and participates in the ongoing review of financial systems and processes in order to facilitate improvements in the financial systems.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Manages the preparation of the District’s annual operating and capital budgets; monitors expenditures and provides budgetary support to all levels of staff.
- Manages the Decentralized Decision Making model and the allocations to schools; analyzes the model against actual costs and ensures that risks and issues with the model are identified to Senior Management.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly, year-end working papers, and associated journal entries for capital.
- Prepares year-end financial statements for the capital portion of the financial statements.
- Participates in the year-end audit with our external auditors.
- Reviews approvals and recommendations for budget reallocations and transfers.
- Provides policy and direction to school administrators and central managers in the development of annual budgets, and reviews regional forecasts and reporting.
- Reviews monthly and quarterly reporting of operating and capital actual and forecast expenditures versus budget and identifies and explains exceptions for Senior Management.
- Reviews and analyzes Financial Management reports to ensure reliability of information for report users and advises that Assistant Secretary Treasurer of corrective action.
- Provides coverage for other areas within the Finance Department as needed.
- Prepares ad-hoc reports as required.
- Undertakes special studies as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, plus completion of a recognized professional accounting designation, and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant related financial analysis and financial planning experience in a large, complex, unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Advanced knowledge of, and experience with, MS Excel.
- Extensive knowledge of business administration.
- Working knowledge of full-cycle accounting.
- Broad knowledge of computerized financial systems and procedures.
- Broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, financial, administrative and contract management, audit and program evaluation principles and practices.
- Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, integrity, and patience.
- Demonstrated ability to establish, develop and maintain effective cooperative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience in K-12 is an asset.
We offer a competitive salary including a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified individuals may submit their application by Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to:
Manager, Human Resources
The District appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Note: The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check.